Indian Curry Competition in Vilnius

6th Indian Curry Competition in Vilnius. Photo Deividas Podvolskis

On June 14th, the 6th Curry Cook-Off Indian Curry cooking contest and a true feast for spice & curry lovers took place. At the event organised by the British Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania, representatives of 6 International and Lithuanian companies presented their curry dishes.

Curry Cook-Off is one of the annual business community events organised by the British Chamber of Commerce, which encourages people to become more familiar with Indian food culture by involving non-professional teams in the process of cooking, encouraging innovation in culinary.

6th Indian Curry Competition in Vilnius. Photo Deividas Podvolskis

In the BALTIC MASTER Culinary Studio, 6 teams competed for two curry dishes: one with meat, and the other a freely chosen vegetarian. With very careful selection of spices and recipes, the teams experimented and risked with a huge variety of Indian food.

The judges of this year – Beata Nicholson, Rajinder Chaudhary, Gaspar Fernandes and Evaldas Žaliukas – evaluated the teams tasting all the dishes. Unlike other sophisticated and powerful food cooking, Curry Cook-Off’s evening asked simpler questions about salinity, smell, and curry texture. Some interesting ingredients and cooking methods were discussed, from aromatic spices to ‚hottness‘. Also, the participant were not just observers. All the attendants were encouraged to vote for their favorite. This year, the ‘Public Choice’ award was won by the Strategic Staffing Solutions International.

6th Indian Curry Competition in Vilnius. Photo Deividas Podvolskis
And the winner is…

After more than an hour of tasting, questioning and reflection, where guests could enjoy the culinary delights offered by the Sue Indian Raja restaurant, the judges have voted. Last year’s first-place winners, the Cricket Club of Lithuania, have been nominated for the third prize this year, Barclays Group Operations Lithuania got the second place, and this year’s winners – the Tinggly Experiences team, who were participating for the fifth time in a row!

6th Indian Curry Competition in Vilnius. Photo Deividas Podvolskis
About the judges

Beata Nicholson – Lithuanian Broadcasting Director, Journalist, Author of Culinary Books, Founder and Owner of Beatos Kitchen.

 Rajinder Chaudhary – Honorary Consul of India in Lithuania, owner and director of Sue’s Indian Raja Restaurant in Vilnius.

Gaspar Fernandes – Gaspar’s restaurant owner and chef.

Evaldas Žaliukas – Chef de Cuisine, BALTIC MASTER brand Chef.

6th Indian Curry Competition in Vilnius. Photo Deividas Podvolskis
About the British Chamber of Commerce

Lithuanian-British Association of British Chamber of Commerce unites over 100 Lithuanian, British and International business companies. The priorities of the association are to promote international contacts, to represent the interests of the members and to create a medium for establishing useful business contacts. For more information, including membership details, please visit www.bccl.lt

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